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Position Summary: The Hospice Admissions Nurse is primarily responsible for completing the initial assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. This position performs comprehensive assessments to include physical, medication reconciliation; initiates plan of care and establishes initial visit frequencies; based on policies and procedures, through the competent application of the nursing process in accordance with the Registered Nurse Practice Act, State and Federal Regulations. The Admissions Nurse uses critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding client care, and assigns the performance of selected client care to competent individuals in selected situations. Assigns tasks and retains the responsibility and accountability for the care and coordination of care for the client. Acting as the client advocate, the Admissions Nurse has continuous regular contacts with physician, clients, family, caregivers, community agencies, and others involved in the clients care.
Minimum Requirements: One year medical or surgical nursing required One year Hospice experience preferred Current Washington State Drivers License and Automobile Insurance
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, or obtained within three years from the initial date of hire Licensed in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse Possession of current CPR Certification
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
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